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in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locations take a look at the histor
of the book is that these state business networks exist in every society, even in the united states, and they are usually, usually, not always, but usually corrupt and problematic, and they siphon off a lot of money, however, in some countries, there's checks and balances placed on the networks, much more so than others. in a place like syria, these checks and balances were not sufficient to check the networks anywhere in the world to prevent them from running into the ground. >> host: can you give us an example, the network of the u.s., how it exists? >> guest: after the invasion of iraq, one of the major construction or reconstruction quote-on-quote ventures was, you know, commissioned somehow or given somehow to various corporations that are very much in touch or close to or part of the network, for instance, vice president dick cheney, whether it's haliburton, other countries, ended up unfairly taking up the ventures, and, actually, they didn't do a good job at all as a virtue of the results we saw years later. they ended on scandals, and other kinds of such networks. if you'd l
is strengthening as it approaches the east coast of the united states. these are live pictures from maryland as the national hurricane center warned of a life-threatening storm surges and hurricane winds. a magazine editors charged with breach of privacy in greece. and election results in the ukraine suggest they might not have an overall majority. welcome to bbc world news. china appears for a change of leadership. how will it affect ordinary people? we will hear from villagers living in the shadows of the great wall. and there's a new environment. the east coast of the united states is waking up to what could soon be a super storm. 140 kilometers per hour winds battering large areas as the hurricane grows in strength. sandy is expected to bring with it a life-threatening storm surge. these are live pictures from new york. the city waking up in darkness at the moment. in maryland, residents are bracing for the category one hurricane. this is live from maryland. 50 million people are affected on the east coast. schools and transport has been closed down. mandatory evacuation of hundreds of t
tells well. the time i served in the united states senate i've been an independent voice for the people in the state and i've gotten results from the people of the state. in this campaign today, seven newspapers have made an editorial the as to who they would endorse. and all seven endorsed my candidacy. one of the reasons, not the only but one of the reasons that those newspapers endorsed me from the spread to california and a lot of places in between because of my record and the results that i achieved for the people in the state either leading the fight to cut the payroll tax for millions of americans and in pennsylvania so they could of dollars in the pocket to be doubled to invest in the economy, trade adjustment when the workers lose their jobs because of the unfair foreign competition and i let the fight pass that legislation given the training they need to get back on their feet. the so-called dredging plastic the deepening of the channels on was the key player in getting the most recent funding for that so getting results is key for the economy, and i have the honor to have ser
partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states th
cyberspace better. >> host: mr. o'harrow if you look at cyberspace in the united states right now, how would you describe security overall? let's just describe maybe break-ins in the neighborhood. >> guest: in the spirit of explanatory mission we have to can't really talk about cyberspace and the united states. a computer user in washington d.c. or in wichita or san francisco is effectively working shoulder-to-shoulder with a computer worker in beijing or in moscow. there there is literally milliseconds of difference in space and time in cyberspace. so i thought i would point that out. as for the security, the reality is that it's almost remarkable how vulnerable computer systems are. cyberspace is not what most people think it is. most people now a quite cyberspace with the internet, but if they want to be clear about what cyberspace is i think it's important to note that it's the gps system on the new cars. it's the iphone and the droid. its jet fighters and jet planes. and anything anything that is driven by computers -- excuse me, by computer code and is linked to networks can be a part
distinguished guests with us i'd like to recognize. lieutenant brian kelly. the next united states senator from michigan. our soon to be representative in the 11th congressional district, county commissioner laura cox and the mayor and sheriff. before i introduce our special guests the great friend of michigan former first lady laura bush was not only a strong advocate for women's health issues but she's made a global awareness to the all the world women's health. she should be acknowledged for that. along with her very tender and soft voice for aids awareness on a global basis. she started in 2007 the laura bush institute for women's health. and with dignity on behalf of all of america was so supportive on that horrible day in september 2001. [applause] in a week, we in michigan are going to make history for america, aren't we? [applause] i was worried that you aren't fired up. are you fired up? [applause] well, these debates summed it up pretty well, didn't it? and the verdict is in barack obama cannot defend his first term. and you saw those debates which we saw three different barack obamas
into an agreement with the united states navy for the navy to provide services to the port to prepare dry dock no. 1 for demolition and disposal. >> i'm here before you to ask your approval of the resolution, which would authorize executive director moyer to enter into a memorandum of understanding between united states navy and the port to allow the navy to execute the first phase of the dry dock disposal project. so, first, very brief bit of history on the dry dock. it was constructed in 1942 for the world war ii shipbuilding and ship prepare effort. it was in use for over 50 years, finally due to excessive wear and tear declared unfit for service in 1999. as a bit of visual history, the photo in the background was taken shortly after in 2003 when the dry dock broke loose of its moorings and landed on treasure island. the picture you see there is dry dock number 1 inside of dry dock number 2, being lifted out of the water to be serviced. >> can you talk [speaker not understood], this is how far. >> where is it located now? >> yes. >> it has been at pier 50 adjacent to the maintenance shed for abou
and are related to the african-american experience, here in the united states. i had heard of marcus shelby and had been in join his work but never had the opportunity to meet him. we were brought together by the equal justice society specifically for this project. we were charged with beginning work. marquez and i spent a lot of time addressing our own position on the death penalty, our experiences with people who had been incarcerated, family members, friends of friends. pulling our information. beyond that, we did our own research. to create a picture that resonated with humanity. it is the shape of a house. in this context, it is also small and acts like a cell. i thought that was an interesting play on how these people make these adjustments, half to create home. what is home for these people? the home is their cell. people talk a lot about noise -- very noisy in prisons. that is interesting to me. looking at the communication level, the rise of frustration of being caged, wondering, where does redemption fit into the equation here? [singing] i think both of us really believe the death
on the president of the united states. what happened was, and this is the truth, goldie hawn had been scheduled. [laughter] a last-minute conflict. so since the president was already in town for a previously scheduled traffic logjam, he stopped by for a 12-minute, you know, [bleeped], featuring all the standards, solid biden in a wet bathing suit gag, a couple, where the hell were you in the first debate zingers. yeah, those are real, baby. good old housing happen. reference, a smattering of some sober reflection, as well, concerning libya. i would say even you would admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> jon: yeah? >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> jon: guess which part of that lit up the conservative media complex? biden. no, that's not right. not right. ah, it was hash tag "not optimal." by 10:00 p.m.'s "on the record" with greta van susteren, senator john mccain expressed his deep and in no way opportunistic disappointment. >> even from someone like the president, w
because of the storm. nasa shows hurricane sandy approaching the united states with tropical storm force winds extending almost 500 miles from the center. that is the biggest storm that ever hit the region since records have been kept. combined with high tide and a full noon and to other weather systems that the be part of this weather system and we are watching history in the making. this storm is going to come ashore sooner than we thought. it will come to sure more quickly than first forecast. with all of that if mind we have coverage with rick on the northern shore of new jersey and doug is in delaware, first, we will get to where we are and where it is going. and janice dean, what do we expect? >> a hurricane will make landfall across coastal new jersey, probably south and central jersey in the next several hours and expected between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. eastern at 90 miles per hour hurricane. it will be a hurricane when it lands. there was a suggestion the last several days that it could combine with another system and become a super storm hybrid but now we are in agreement it will b
dred scott decision, united states supreme court confirmed the southern constitutional view. republicans in contrast, never, no matter the supreme court. republicans would allow no more slaves in any territory. abraham lincoln was elected in november 1860. a month later, the united states congress came into session. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals, a critical portion of all in some way dealt with the division of the territory. most often their was a proposal to extend some kind of dividing line, westward beyond the louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. now, after this rather lengthy preface i'm going to get to my main topic of why lincoln rejected on meaningful compromise, which dealt with the territories. but there must be one thing more. i'm going to talk about three different men tonight. one of you, one of them, all of you know, those men, abraham lincoln and we was and what he did. the other two are not so well known. so probably a number of your familiar with henry clay, the great kentucky statesman. probably a cucumber
committee said that 750-mile range they could hit a lot of the southeast united states that they were also very old and they won't match the american offenses in the southeast united states. but the problem was, and let's backtrack, kennedy himself did not think that these were particularly big problems and actually comes through on the tapes as the one the was the least worried about the oil 28. he's actually on tape a few times saying this is like we don't want the deal to get hung up on this and i felt that they were unreasonable trying to get these out. so he isn't particularly insistent on getting these of but he has advisers who are consistent. robert mcnamara is one of the most vocal and he says we have to get these out even if they are not a military threat in the clinical sense. to the american public these are not going to be allowed to stay because we can't live with the american public will let them stay there. george bundy also argues for getting funding and kennedy is eventually persuaded that okay even if you are not looking at clinical sort of military assessments of what i
established a colony in mexico. >> the romneys had left the united states and went to mexico to avoid persecution, but it's also to pursue polygamy. >> narrator: miles romney had five wives and 30 children. >> they built a ranch and he's back in stone age conditions with no money. romney's father is now on the scene. that gets destroyed by guerrillas. they move back to california, poverty again. they build it back up. they move back to salt lake city. they build it back up. romney's whole history of a family is that they knocked us wn bwe built it back up. we didn't make a fortune; we made a bunch of fortunes. and they resented us for our success, but we kept coming back. th's romney's history.'s >> with someone with a name with romney you heard about the sufferings of your ancestors and their sacrifices and all they've done that you feel like, well, it's my turn now; i've got to pick up the baton and run with it. >> narrator: but mitt and his family rarely tell the story to outsiders. >> it's an incredible history. he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. and so if the co
an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it only only peace but a better kind. the elimination of poverty, better lives all over the world for ourselves and other people. the arrows don't just stand for military strength but capability, they stand for the idea that the underwill try to recruit the best and most capable to apply themselves to those grand objectives. as i studied the life of christopher stevens, he embodied that and sought the grand objectives that our dwok si stands for. we gather to mourn his loss and demonstrate to his family how much we understand their grief. we also gather to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. i picked out of my closet a tie. says on it democracy is not a spectator sport. christopher stevens was a participant. a full, strong, effective participant in his beloved demo
some distinguished guests with us i'd like to recognize. lieutenant brian kelly. the next united states senator from michigan. our soon to be representative in the 11th congressional district, county commissioner laura cox and the mayor and sheriff. before i introduce our special guests the great friend of michigan former first lady laura bush was not only a strong advocate for women's health issues but she's made a global awareness to the all the world women's health. she should be acknowledged for that. along with her very tender and soft voice for aids awareness on a global basis. she started in 2007 the laura bush institute for women's health. all of america was so supportive on that horrible day in september 2001. [applause] in a week, we in michigan are going to make history for america, aren't we? [applause] i was worried that you aren't fired up. are you fired up? [applause] well, these debates summed it up pretty well, didn't it? and the verdict is in barack obama cannot defend his first term. and you saw those debates which we saw three different barack obamas, the sleepy, the
recognizable person in the entire united states of america has to show his photoid why is it too much to ask that for the rest of that. most of them gave up the licenses and passport. if chicago requires voters id. those who say we ain't got voters fraud going on around here, they must have missed the powerful and disturbing reports filed by eric shawn who exposed voters fraud in multiple states. eric reportod hudson hallum a sitting democrat who pled guilty vodka voting scheme ited his father and city council and even a police officer. the u.s. attorney appointed by barak obama and eric holder got the guilty pleas and the resignation. it is just people don't usually get caught. in virginia this we're. patrick moran was forced to resign from his father's campaign after an undercover video showing young moran aiding and abetting fraud and get ballots and using forged documentings. i joked that you ought fovote early and often. but i never meant for people to take that literally. a fraud vote is stealing a vote from the thin air and nullifies the legal vote of a tax paying citizen whose rights
talking about the soviet ambassador of the united states was not burned as a source because we can't believe him, not because necessarily he was lying, but there was concern they were not told about this. there were concerns about listening to any soviet diplomats. the thing about being brought to the country, and so kennedy and excom have a promise, but they really have to follow through and work out how to verify first. they talk about how this might, in fact, be a massive trick, a hoax of which history has no parallel so what they have to do is work out how they can do it, and what that involves is american eyes seeing what's happening on the ground. their preference is to send americans weapons inspections into cuba. castro said he's not going to allow that. next best thing is sending american surveillance planes over. that, in itself, is a complicated decision. a surveillance plane was shot down. he was still threatening to shoot american planes. low level planes came back with bullet holes. there was accounts after the days when flying over cuba, and so for kennedy, this is a
. 15-member board appointed by the president of united states that can determine what kind of benefits you are going to have. this is part of obamacare. you think anybody out there in america once an unelected 15- member board appointed by the president to able to determine your doctor, hospital, what type of treatment you will have? that's why obamacare has retained it. i've got a whole plan on how to change it. there's one thing tammy baldwin and i do agree on, because i started it when i was secretary and its cronus and prevention. 93% of the people in america =--- 93% of the cost of health care is due to help people after they get sick and the rest is to keep you well in the first place. we should put most of the money instead into wellness and prevention and we will start making our health care system more accessible and accountable. >> first, the question is you say now you want to make sure it works as well as possible. you were asked yesterday about your years of support for single payer and you said that is kind of irrelevant to the discussion. is it irrelevant to voters who w
is the president of the united states. by the way, we only have one president. i don't like the idea of mitt romney frying to go around and pretend he's the president of the united states when he's not. president obama canceled campaign events, and then governor romney -- this is a statement about what you do as president. that's why this storm is an important issue. you have to be president of all the american people and not president of new jersey and virginia because they have republican governors. why didn't mitt romney bother to call the other three? maybe because he has a record where he said back in the defwat last year when he was running trying to be severely conservatively that he would cut fema funding and send it back to the states and privatize it. this is why it's so important, because it illustrates the importance of government and illustrates the two fundamentally two different choices of the two candidates running for the highest office in land. >> chip, i think we have that sound from the debate. at the time governor romney was asked whether or not with fema and its financial prob
pressure ever north of cape hatteras, north carolina, has come into the east coast of the united states. at 940 millibars. that's where this thing stands right no the previous low pressure was 1938 with the long island express hurricane that came up and slammed long island and new york and n e with a pressure of946 millibars. so we are 6 millibars lower. the pressure, of course, a measure of the deepness of the storm, the intensity of the storm, and the lower that pressure typically the stronger the storm. sitting at 940 and that right there is chapter two, history in the making. >> where is the statue of liberty right there behind you? is that right behind you? >> frank, statue of liberty, i don't know if you can zoom out to it. you can see it kind of in the haze but notice out there, too, almost at the top of the water there, the white caps that are showing up and then there's kind of this white area where it looks like there's a much stronger wind. obviously once you get away from the building and things, it's blowing like crazy out there. like i said, don't be thinking that the wind
of the united states is commander-in-chief. he gets to take center stage. it only helps him. >> kimberly: dana? >> dana: from a political standpoint, romney's e-mail that went out to -- i'm not on the list but a friend sent it to me saying don't donate to our campaign, if you have time and resources available send it to the red cross. check on your neighbors. from a media standpoint, this storm is rightly going to stake center stage. my sister is in colorado. if you're in colorado, swing state or any of the other swing states, the ads are unbearable in terms of the amount of negative ads. i think both of the campaigns would be smart to take negative ads off the airwaves right now. my sister said it's so annoying because she wants to watch what is happenin happeninh the storm. every time they cut to commercial break, back to politics. >> kimberly: bill hememer said in ohio such influx of the political ads. it's crucial. and very close. slight romney lea now with the rasmussen poll. people could get turned off and not want to vote for somebody, if they are bombarded with negative ads. do you thi
in the united states, you're looking at it in the united states, you need to have integration sharing from the cia and their overseas collectors who are getting information about let's say the pakistan end of that network to the fbi headquarters who are getting that information and then sharing it with the fbi folks in the field, whoever that cell is and the local law enforcement folks who are actually out there in the streets. so all these people need to know the information it will be fully effective. the problem is, of course, that raises the possibility of that that affirmation will be compromised. and, you know, we saw that. he was able to get access to an amazing amount of information, even though he is relatively low-level military. that is an operational concern. the decision has been made. better to have more information spread farther and water within the government so that we are all more effective and then we will worry about trying to keep people from looking at intermission, but that is, you know, one of the reasons why we are having leaks. >> i believe you are serving. the w
devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican challenger mitt romney also canceled all campaign events in the state of virginia on sunday. both candidates are concerned about the impact on voting. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakhine state. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they reveal heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in rakhine in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy
the eastern united states today as that cold air has been wrapping in. the wind blowing down and the rain drops on the way down to the ground turning into small, little sleet pellets. the reason why you are getting more wind right now is because the wind field is coming around to you, blowing that water into the battery. this is going to be an issue for you, it's right where you are at battery park city will begin to flood. at least another couple of feet from where you are now because there are hours, hours, erin, of the same wind direction blowing water straight into new york city. >> and chad, it's pretty amazing here. watching it, literally over the past 20 minutes, we have started to see the water come up a little bit more, it's going to be cresting over the south part of this promenade, the water has come over the edge. as i said, the next couple of hours are going to be among the worst we're going to see. atlantic city in new jersey has been getting the brunt of this for quite a few hours. ali velshi is there and i'm going to go to him now. >> erin, the rain has stopped in atlantic
of libya before and after. chris, he built the bridge between libya and the united states. a bridge of love, of hope. we never believed one day we would be able to raise against this dictatorship. i knew chris after he came back. i knew chris more. he would come to the house and we play tennis. after the tennis we come back home and have libyan breakfast. he is a man of principles and he is serious. i agree he never speaks about himself, what achievement he made. he is a guy when you look for him again. this is kind of different element but one time he told me story when he was serving in tripoli and then in benghazi. he walked on the street of benghazi and looked over his back and saw two people following. whereever he goes they follow him. hen he stop and he went up to them and he said hello, how are you. yeah, they speak with him. they invite for coffee. these people of course are service. maybe not to protect him in first days but see what he is doing, his contact. this is the type of government we need in this world. he didn't go to them to protest why you are following me. no, he beca
. in the united states, the richest 1% owned 38% of all wealth. the bottom 90% hold 73% of all debt. we are wiping out the planet and the public is left holding the bag. we definitely need something completely different. putting the moral outrage aside for a second, this situation also puts cities at great risk. we've only gotten a taste of the destruction that -- disruption as possible with the numerous revolutions that broke out. the crisis will land hardest in cities. i see city's borrowing language from complexity theory, i see the boys and a critical state. it is a new situation. 50% of global population is urban, young, and connected by mobile phones. the young are the hardest hit here. in spain, the unemployment rate for young adults is around 50%. in the united states, college graduates are leaving school with an average of $24,000 in student loan debt into labor market for their age group that has not been as bad as it is today since the depression or the 1940's. the smallest thing can trigger a crisis now. it is a powder keg. on the other hand, along with this crisis is a powerful new se
a turnto toward the northeastern united states then that means that conditions will get worse in the next few hours. jacqui jeras is leading our storm team coverage. satelliteing at the pictures. how tight and d it is around the center. that will give us that intensification as the storm is over the warm gulf stream waters. how large this thing is. it goes up to the mid-atlantic and through the northeast and up .nto canada the impact so far this morning terrible andthat the metro area. coastal areas are getting and the rainfall has been heavy. we have a strong band from hagerstown down toward frederick and warrenton. we can see zero 0.5 inches per rain.f we can seek higher totals in the delmarva peninsula. dover, delaware, over four inches. about 2.5 inches in annapolis. there has been an incredible of wave action. this is a time lapse from ocean city, maryland. look at the end of that pierre. . that is about 100 feet appear that was wiped out. of pier wiped out. we see 35-mile per hour wind gusts. here is a time line -- 30-50 hour gusts are expected then 45-55 6:00 midnight and by tomorr
the united states, is bearing down on the east coast. nine states stretching from north carolina to connecticut have declared a state of emergency. 50 million people live in the storm's path. usually bustling cities have been brought to a stand still. this is the scene in manhattan where a crane is dangling from a 65-story building. >> it's a monday morning in manhattan unlike any other. the city that's supposed to never sleep is eerily quiet, awaiting the storm. subway stopped. even wall street not trading. the -- >> we're used to coming down and the water calm, much, much slower. it's over the banks and the storm hasn't gotten here. it makes me nervous. >> the impact of hurricane sandy is starting to be felt. high winds and crashing waves along the east coast. >> good morning, america. breaking news on the halloween superstorm. >> morning tv shows left americans in in doubt the storm severity. >> 15 million people in its path. >> storm preparations take precedence over campaigning for next week's presidential election. mitt romney canceled his events for two days. barack obama
) and you cannot do anything and volume abroad is affected because many tradeoff of the united states back and forth. do you think there will be long term financial impact from this? >> no, i don't think so. it is a natural disaster, there are a lot of thens going on. it will not really impact long-term confidence but the interruption like this is what most people understand and they are understanding about it. >>neil: people forget about that area, and you know this, it is very slow and the areas get very flooded and it happened after 9/11 when there was a great deal of flooding of the existing backup systems and that was among the reasons why there was a delayed opening of the exchanges. obviously, you are keeping an eye on water levels, right? >>guest: of course. many of the other financial firms in lower manhattan and everywhere in the city where we have workers who are stranded or particularly around the edges of the rivers, that is the storm subject -- surge area will be at the highest. >>neil: it will be hard to get in or out of that area, with holland tunnel closed and artery by ar
of representatives, and in that case which is thepresident of the united states, the house would choose the president and then in the senate, and this, by the way, we should point out, is in the constitution. the senate chooses the vice-president. the contingent election. if we assume the republicans reserve control of the house and senate continues to be controlled b the democrats we would be looking at the almost, are you ready for this, and believable, of romney biden ticket woul be their results. i'm not kidding. as much as it sounds utterly absurd, just ask that to people who would be most affected by this scenario, president obama and congressman ryan. if your wondering about the numbers at the bottom of the chalkboard, these numbers i found really interesting today. governor romney give a speech in ames, iowa. it is the number of references in romney's i was beach. he talked about really, ice. about the economy in the future of the country. and in a complete reversal of what i call the obama ratio, it is a complete reversal. this 12 represents the number of times that governor romney used fit-
of there to mexico or some other place other than the united states? guest: my dad ran the business with his two bores. they were adamant to keep their products made in the united states. however, i would say the vast majority, something like 60% of my father's went out of business. partly because of it was just cheaper to make things overseas. host: how many documentaries have you done before this one? guest: a lot. i've been making films over ten years. this is our fifth documentary feature off of theaters. we made a lot of small and large television products for hbo. we make our living in the nonfiction world which is rare and lucky. host: are you based? >> new york city. >> which of those documentaries made it biggest? guest: jesus camp. we made a film called "jesus camp." we lost to al gore convenient truth. we all knew we were going to lose. it really sort of struck a nerve. it was really a look at the evangelical right through the eyes of children who are being home schooled and creationism, etcetera. it was at that time in 2007 a real window into this world. we impact judgment on th
of iraq, the united states and our allies have prevailed. [cheers and applause] jowrn: so when h said that, everybody was thrilled. why is that a gaffe? >> i think the left tried to spin that it was a gaffe, but because it was so unsettling on the ground, in iraq, it didn't really mirror what a lot of the news reports were; however, again, if you're going to spin that, he was correct. they did accomplish the mission which they outlined originally at the time. john: and then reality in the next few months, and that statement looked done. >> nay got into the nation building. the goal was to topple hussein. they accomplished that. if i spin this, i say it was a nice pat on the back to the men and women in uniform who accomplished that goal. what's wrong with that? my favorite part was the oh, how dare you response. john: how dare you attack the military. >> how dare you; right? he did that on a battleship. i mean, it was patriotic. we accomplished a goal. john: you're on television, saying how you feel and what the truth is, but when you did this spin, did you feel dirty? >> sometimes -- i wo
-- getting to the united states should work cooperatively with mexico to help the mexican government solve this problem, stop the violence, and stop the drug lords terrorize and some of the innocent citizens. >> the texas senate seat held by retiring senator kay bailey hutchison is one of the key races you can watch on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org /campaign2012. >> now, several perspectives on the presidential campaign in the battleground state of pennsylvania from ""washington journal." this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> "washington journal" -- we are focusing on key battleground states in campaign 2012. today the spotlight is the keystone state, pennsylvania. joining us from harrisburg is terry madonna, with the center politics at franklin and marshall college. thank you for being with us. guest: good morning. host: let me begin with a broad overview of the political geography of pennsylvania, the comparison between east and west. guest: first of all, like any battleground state, you have large parts are ready, large parts that are blue. if you take a look at the western part of
an unprecedented natural disaster hitting the east coast of the united states. >> right. >> the new moderate mitt doesn't want to be seen saying, oh, the federal government -- why not privatize it? let people pay to be rescued. you know, what is the immoral here, reverend al? the united states is the richest country in the history of the world. bar none. what would be immoral would be for the federal government not to do whatever was necessary, you know, move the 82nd airborne if you have to, to rescue people. make sure they have food and water and make sure as many people as need to be moved to safety are moved to safety. >> richard, ryan's running mate scrapped the budget, tried to eliminate $10 million in funding and wants disaster aid offset by other cuts. how relevant is that now given the storm? >> that was the context for the response that romney gave himself where congressional republicans were just adding money to fema, no matter what the historical precedent was for both parties in terms of dealing with funding issues around fema. you know, it wasn't that long ago if anyone needs remind
we can learn from fukushima right now in the united states? and how does climate change been? >> climate change has affected nuclear plants this year. quite a few had to reduce power in the summer because river flow rates had dropped and there wasn't enough water to cool them. that happened in france and around the world as well. so we portray nuclear power as a way to eliminate climate change, but in fact, we need to solve climate change before we can have a nuclear power plants because there's just not enough cooling water to cool these plants in the event of hot summers. in the fall, and a lesson from fukushima dai-ichi, is the nuclear fuel pools are a major liability. there is more nuclear the less there is more cesium in the fuel pool and vermont yankee than ever exploded in all of the 700 above-ground bomb testing. i think the most important lesson we can take out of the fukushima dai-ichi and climate change and a special with hurricane sandy is that we cannot expect to cool these feeling pools. we need to remove the fuel, put it elsewhere and get it down from these fue
on a huge swath of the northeastern united states potentially threatening the property and disrupting the lives of tens of millions of people in the most halfly populated corner of the country. humps of thousands of those living in low lying areas from delaware to new jersey, new york to connecticut, are already under orders to evacuate. because of the real dangers posed by heavy rain. high winds, and a flood surge that could shove a tsunami like wall of water into new york and other area harbors. and mass transit throughout this area has already been shut down. schools, libraries, many government offices and private businesses will be closed on monday, including the traders at the stock market and broadway, the great white away is already dark and the streets are already quiet, as the city that never sleeps hunkers down in the face of sandy's franken-storm, the wicked pre-halloween collision of a tropical hurricane with a wicked storm coming from the west and frigid air, arctic care coming from canada and the danger is not limited to the coastal area. it's feared the coming mega-stor
of all of our employees and facilities in the east of the united states. we ha we have a lot of our operations in the mid atlantaic and northeast. but we do have crews working with the oil companies with the utility industry out there to help them get service back on track once this storm passes and the event is over. so right now, we're really just hunkering down like most and hoping and praying this thing passes over from a safety standpoint. >> we see the refineries closing one byone. have you ever had a flood or -- you have to clean up a flood mess at a refinery? >> oh, certainly. you know, most of these sites do shut down for the safety of their work force and the plant themselves. so we'll see what happens. if they need support, we're certainly there. that's the kind of work that we do. we did it during katrina and rita back in the '05-'06 time frame as you know. our emergency response crews are ready to go. we have teams staged and our emergency response center is staffed here at norwell. you know, we expect over the next, you know, 24-48 hours to be activated and help and de
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